Enroll in business and non-business courses in addition to an optional internship experience while living in Barcelona. Integrate with Spanish people and Catalan culture, relax in beautiful city parks, cheer on FC Barcelona, and delight in Gaudí's and Dalí's art and architecture.
|Term||Fall Semester, Spring Semester|
|Credit Type||Resident Credit|
|Sponsor||Carlson School of Management|
|GPA||2.5 (2.8 minimum required for internships)|
|Student Type||UofM Students|
|Student Year||Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors|
|Language||No Language Prerequisite|
Live and study in the international city of Barcelona. Explore Catalan and Spanish working life through an English or Spanish-speaking internship while taking a mix of business and non-business courses. Begin the day with a papaya smoothie in Barcelona’s biggest food market, La Boqueria; climb to the top of Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia; delight in Gaudí's art; relax in a beautiful city park; cheer on FC Barcelona among 100,000 screaming fútbol fans; and gaze into the glistening Mediterranean Sea. Get ready to live like a Barcelonés! The internship experience is the strength of the program which allows you to integrate with Spanish people, experience the culture firsthand, and gain professional work experience.
For help deciding between Spanish language options, consult the Spanish Language Programs Comparison Chart (PDF).
You can choose between two different housing options: an apartment with other American students or a homestay with a Spanish family.
Spring: October 15
Summer: March 1
Fall: April 15
Vary by term. Visit the Carlson Global Institute Business in Barcelona webpage for more information.
Students on the Business in Barcelona program have the option to take business courses, non-business courses, and a credit-bearing internship. The following business courses are offered:
Approved for FINA 4622, IB Foundations course, & Writing Intensive
Approved for MKTG 4060
Approved for SCO 3048
Approved for a MTKG elective & IB Foundations course
Approved for IB Foundations course
To see a full list of courses (including non-business courses) visit the Study & Intern in Barcelona webpage.
The Centres for Academic Programmes Abroad (CAPA) provides housing, program classrooms and study areas. CAPA also arranges on-site orientation and program excursions, as well as social and cultural events. Classes are taught by Spanish and European faculty who are specialists in their academic field and in the field of teaching foreign students.
Guided academic activities and tours in and near Barcelona, as well as networking events with European and other international students, are included in the program fee.
Students can also take advantage of My Global City events, a calendar of events centered around key themes that provides students a tool to help personalize their experience in Barcelona.
Visit the Carlson Global Institute Business in Barcelona webpage for more information.
|Center Name||Carlson Global Institute|
Visit the Applications and Admissions section of the Carlson Global Institute website
You must obtain a passport to enter Spain. Your passport must be valid for at least seven months after your return to the US. US citizens spending fewer than 90 days in Europe will only need a passport. A Spanish tourist visa, which is valid for 90 days, is automatically issued to all US citizens who enter Spain. If you have not already obtained your passport, see Passports for more information.
US citizens participating on the Study & Intern in Barcelona program for a semester or year, or US citizens staying in Spain for more than 90 days, must obtain a student visa. US citizens participating in the Summer session do not need a visa. Non-US citizens should check with the Spanish embassy to determine any special regulations pertaining entry into Spain at any time.
Remember to read all information that you receive regarding student visas carefully. Requirements could change at any time and vary from consulate to consulate.
The Spanish consulate in Chicago has graciously granted the University of Minnesota the ability to both drop off Spanish student visa applications and pick up the completed student visas on behalf of students studying abroad in Barcelona who also live within the Consulate of Spain in Chicago jurisdiction: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
This is an optional service, and is only available to students on the Barcelona program. Each student MUST inform the Learning Abroad Center of their plans for obtaining the student visa whether they chose to use this service or not.
To date, the following items are required to apply for a student visa through the Chicago consulate. If you are applying through a different consulate, requirements may differ.
Academic Year students (students going for more than one semester) must also provide the following: